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Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Hunter New England Local Health District
Job category: Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol | Mental Health Clinician
Job location: Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number: REQ458720
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: $70049.73 – $128653
Closing date: 22/01/2024 – 11:59 PM

It’s a great time to join Hunter New England Local Health District. Apply now for one of our eligible regional and rural positions. You could benefit under the NSW Health Rural Workforce Incentive Scheme!

$67,357 – $109,397 p.a. + 11% Super + Salary Packaging Location: Gumbaynggirr Country / Glen Innes Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time (Part-time or job share arrangements will be considered.)
Position Classification: Counsellor Level 1, Counsellor Level 2, Occupational Therapist Level 1, Occupational Therapist Level 2, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker Level 1, Social Worker Level 2
Hours Per Week: 38
Closing Date: 22nd January 2024
Where you’ll be working:
The Mental Health Clinician role is integral to the Tablelands Mental Health Service which comprises multidisciplinary teams that provide specialist mental health services to people and their families experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues. The position is based in Glen Innes and supported by the Armidale and Tenterfield Community Mental Health Teams.
About the job:
You will work with clients, their families and carers, GPs, and external stakeholders to ensure clinical interventions and service delivery processes are targeted to enable patients to make informed decisions in relation to their health needs.

About You:
The successful candidate will hold a degree qualification in Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work and will have experience as a mental health clinician. You will also have excellent assessment, critical thinking, and care planning skills. Your high level of communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with key stakeholders will be essential to your success in this role.
Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme
This vacancy is eligible for an Attraction and Relocation package that includes the following*:

  • Attraction incentive paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance of up to $5,000 for the first 12-months
  • Retention incentive of up to $5,000 thereafter annually
  • PLUS 3 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation)

All payments and reimbursements made to part time employees will be on a pro-rata basis.
Attraction incentives will be paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance on top of your base salary.
Other forms of payment/package options (where you are eligible) need to be negotiated with the Convenor and may include**: ??

  • Additional annual professional development days (up to 5 more per year)
  • Additional personal leave (up to 5 more per year)
  • Computer/internet reimbursement (e.g. laptop, wi-fi costs)
  • Return airfare to and from your work base (or equivalent motor vehicle allowance) so you can still visit family and friends

The total value of your incentive package would remain the same. Employees are responsible for seeking independent financial advice before accepting an Attraction and Retention Incentive package as part of their offer.

  • You will be supported in this position through an orientation program, supervision, mentorship and
  • excellent professional development opportunities which are highly encouraged within the service.
  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • ADO’s each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

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For role-related queries or questions contact Elizabeth Kemp at Elizabeth.Kemp1@health.nsw.gov.au
Information for Applicants:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part-time and temporary full or part-time vacancies.
  • This position is full-time; however, job share and/or part-time arrangements will be considered.
  • All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
  • Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Occupational Assessment, Screening, and Vaccination against Specific Diseases – this is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

  • Stepping Up Website: is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

  • Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.

  • HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits such as allocated days off (ADO) for full-time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.
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Job Closing Date 22 Jan, 2024

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